Volvo Cars In India

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Last Updated: 2015-04-15

Volvo has 10 cars models available in India out of which 1 is hatchback, 5 are sedans and 4 are SUVs. Volvo has total of 10 diesel cars. There are 10 automatic cars to select from. V40 Cross Country is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 29,89,000/- and the most expensive model is XC90 with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 50,82,000/-. S60 is the latest car by Volvo launched on 2013-10-23 and priced at Rs. 31,90,000/- (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) - Read Expert Review on S60. C70 and XC 90 are some of the upcoming Volvo cars in 2015. Popular Volvo cars in Apr-2015 are S60, V40 Cross Country and XC90. Find details on 11 Volvo new car dealers across India.

History

Volvo Car Corporation, Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish premium automobile manufacturer. Headquarters of the company are situated at VAK building in Gothenburg, and is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China.

Founded in 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo Car Corporation was originally a subsidiary company to the ball bearing maker SKF. Until 1999, Volvo was controlled by AB Volvo and was acquired by Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group. In 2010, Geely Holding purchased the Swedish luxury carmaker from Ford.

The Swedish luxury carmaker develops and markets sedans, compact executive sedans, coupes, sports utility vehicles and station wagons. United States, Sweden, China and Belgium are among the largest markets for Volvo Cars. The company is working aggressively to increase its shares in other countries including India and European nations. Volvo Cars in India are popular among business executives and buyers looking for chauffer driven cars.

Volvo Auto India started operating in the country in 2008, and its first dealership was opened in Chandigarh in March 2008. The company later on opened dealerships in other cities including Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and others.

Indian Operations and Executive Managements

The key person for the Swedish luxury carmaker in India is Mr. Thomas Ernberg. He is the managing director for Volvo Auto India and is responsible for all the company's operation and decision in the country.

All Volvo cars in India are directly imported as CBU (Completely Built Unit) units in the country. Volvo Buses India Private Limited has its production unit in Hoskote, Karnataka, but this unit is developing commercial vehicles in the country. However, the company is planning to bring CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits of its luxury cars and assemble them in India.

Products & Services

Volvo Cars India currently has 14 dealerships in the country. The company has sales outlets in major cities including Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune, Ludhiana, Chennai, Coimbatore and Kolkata.

Environmental Initiatives

The Swedish luxury carmaker is yet to introduce electric, hybrid or cars with alternate propulsion in the Indian car market. In 2005, Volvo launched the company's first E85 flexi-fuel model in the Sweden market. Other cars with flexifuel engines include S40 and V50 and V70. At the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, Volvo introduced the ReCharge plug-in hybrid concept car with an all-electric range of 97km. The company later announced the Volvo V70 plug-in hybrid and XC90 plug-in hybrid. Moreover, the Swedish maker also unveiled the Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric concept car at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The car has a lithium-ion battery, with a top speed of 130kmph and has an electric range of 150km.  It is expected that the company will launch the hybrid version of the Volvo XC90 SUV in the Indian car market.

Founder & First car

Volvo Car Corporation, or Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish luxury automobile maker, founded in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Volvo was originally formed as a subsidiary company of the ball bearing maker SKF. When Volvo AB was announced on the Swedish Stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of its shares. In 1999, Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo, and was acquired by Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group. Geely Holding Group then purchased entire Volvo stakes from Ford in 2010. The name Volvo is Latin word for "I roll". The Volvo symbol is basically an ancient chemistry sign for iron. This sign is used to show the strength of iron used in the car as Sweden is known for its quality iron. The grille features the diagonal line to hold the actual symbol, a circle with an arrow, in front of the radiator. Volvo OV 4 was the first car manufactured by Volvo. The OV 4 stands for Oppen Vagn 4 Cylindrar in Swedish, which means Open Carriage 4 Cylinders.

USP

Volvo car models are known for offering excellent luxury, safety and high performance to its buyers. Volvo cars are best known for its safety features, and company believes that the safety will be its brand USP. Volvo cars in India are popular among business executives and chauffer driven buyers. The company has also worked upon several engine technologies; the new engine range for the new breed of Volvos will offer high performance and fuel economy. More fuel efficient Volvo cars will arrive in the country in near future. Though almost all the Volvo cars are known for offering high mileage, the most fuel efficient Volvo Cars are - S60, V40 Cross Country and XC90.

Resale Value

The resale value of Volvo cars in India is pretty decent; however, the resale value of Mercedes, BMW and Audi cars are on higher side. Most Volvo car models are introduced in the country as CBU (Completely Built Unit) Units, which makes them pricier.

Competition

Volvo Cars is a Swedish luxury carmaker which competes against the likes of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Jaguar.

Volvo Car Models

Volvo S60
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Rs. 31.9 - Rs. 35.5 lakhs
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Volvo S60

Volvo S60 is the luxury sedan manufactured by the Swedish automotive giant to appease those who value style and substance in their cars. The magnanimous and bulging front of the car is capped with a single grille, rendering a majestic look to the car. The world famous car is available in two diesel-powered vehicles in India.

Volvo S80
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Rs. 41.8 - Rs. 42.95 lakhs
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Volvo S80

Volvo, the Swedish car maker, offers the S80 model, a sedan, in India with three types of engines. The vehicle boasts of the most streamlined braking and handling mechanism, a feature that allows drivers to cruise at high speeds without losing control, while its interiors and audio system make the drive pleasurable.

Volvo V40 Cross Country
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Rs. 27 - Rs. 29.89 lakhs
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Volvo V40 Cross Country

The 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country represents the new design philosophy coming from the house of Swedish luxury car maker. The hatchback boasts of svelte and sophisticated looks, besides having a highly capable motor under its hood. The Cross Country hatch is far more sportier than the original V40 model and scores big points for its unique details like silver roof rails, alloy wheels, honeycomb mesh grille, daytime running lights and integrated skid plates. The interiors are stylish and cozy and among the best available in a Volvo car in recent years.

Volvo XC60
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Rs. 41.5 - Rs. 46.55 lakhs
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Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 is Volvo's mid-sized Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that is renowned for having superior technology, style, comfort and performance as compared to its competitors. Its capacious interiors, elegant exteriors and high fuel efficiency are other factors that drive customers towards this vehicle.

Volvo XC90
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Rs. 50.82 lakhs
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Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 is a seven-seater luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that is best known for its opulent interiors and prominent body lines. The vehicle is available in petrol and diesel powered versions running on three types of engine 3.2 AWD, V8 AWD & D5 AWD.

Upcoming Volvo Cars in India

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‘Volvo cars’ have been a synonym for luxurious cars and with each new model Volvo has redefined the standards of style, safety and performance. Volvo India had ...more on Volvo C70
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One of the most anticipated SUV launch this year is that of the all New Volvo XC90. The premium luxury car maker has spent three years with an investment of around 11bn $ to ...more on Volvo XC 90
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News for Volvo

Volvo Cars India to launch XC90 in May
22 April, 2015, 15:35 IST by Aditya Chatterjee  
Indian subsidiary of Swedish car maker Volvo is continuing its launching spree in the country. Only in 2014, Volvo launched XC60 and S60 models, following it up with V40 Cross Country. Now,...

Comparisons for Volvo Cars

Volvo S60 vs Mercedes Benz C Class
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March 24, 2015

Among all the premium car makers in India, Volvo India is not seen as a very aggressive player....

Reviews for Volvo Cars

Volvo S60 Reviews

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